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YOUNGSTOWN Now playing: Traficant probe 2001, the sequel


EAST PALESTINE Sliding board makes a splash

A group of fifth-graders will go down the slide at noon Saturday, officially kicking off the pool

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Regional previews

DIVISION I Who: Boardman (24-3) vs. North Canton Hoover (24-3). When: Thursday, 4:30 p.m.

MERCER COUNTY State environmental officials schedule information forum

MERCER, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is bringing its forum on

TIME WARNER Company to move call site

THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN Time Warner thinks it can improve response times by directing local


(With times and distances from district meets) DIVISION I BOYS Boardman Tom Albani, 3200

BAZETTA Because levies failed, police schedule layoffs

Township trustees voted to put a police levy on the November ballot. By TRACIE KNIGHT BALENTINE

Miss Mihin to wed Louis J. Marino in October rite

COITSVILLE -- The engagement of Michelle Katherine Mihin and Louis James Marino, both of Cuyahoga

MAHONING COUNTY Lawyer avoids jail for 2nd time

The dispute is over who has the right to broadcast on radio station WBTJ. By BOB JACKSON

SHAKESPEARE Performers bring the Bard to Girard

Some high school pupils are getting an understanding of more than literary words. By TIM YOVICH

Ratliff-Brugler wedding date is announced

Announcement is being made of the engagement of Theresa M. Ratliff, a daughter of Dennis and

COLUMBIANA COUNTY State assigns official to help election education program

Ethics and public relations will be among the topics covered. By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM

NEW CASTLE Putting out paper fires?

Under the mayor's plan, newspapers will be shredded and sold to farmers. By LAURE CIOFFI

Letter carrier honored

Letter carrier honored NILES -- Postmaster Greg Marsteller was to honor letter carrier Joseph

ST. ELIZABETH'S STRIKE Hospital and union reach deal

Workers will remain on the picket lines until a vote takes place Thursday. By IAN HILL

As more die on highways, Ohio's D+ nothing to cheer

Opinion: Without a primary seat-belt law, the state of Ohio ranks in the bottom 35 percent of states on a

Newton-Talucci engagement is announced

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Dennis and Jean Newton, 1331 Foxwood Drive, are announcing the engagement of their

Another administration gives steel industry short shrift

Opinion: The Clinton administration abandoned American steel workers and the American steel industry in their

Tracy Maietta, Steven Nase to wed Sept. 15

HARTVILLE -- Announcement is being made of the engagement of Tracy Lynn Maietta and Steven Louis

Sons of truck drivers don't have to be profane

Opinion: Sons of truck drivers don't have to be profane EDITOR: I have never been a fan of talk shows,

Parents announce Verba-Cline engagement

The engagement of Stephanie Verba and Frank Cline III, both of 69 Westminster Ave., Youngstown, is


BOYS (Through May 22) 4x800 relay -- Maplewood, 8:01.2; McDonald, 8:10; Girard, 8:15; Fitch,

Owner stresses honesty

The Howland man plans a string of four local car repair shops. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR

RECYCLING Newspapers, magazines

The city and the New Castle Rescue Mission will collect newspaper and nonglossy magazines from 8 to

MAHONING VALLEY Performance audit gets MVSD's OK

Staffing and the usage of overtime and sick time are among the items that the audit is expected to


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth Thomas and Julie Yendrek, 8115 Atlantic St., Masury, boy, May 22.

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State legislature toys with Ohioans' rights

Opinion: As the state's biennium budget bill moves through the Ohio General Assembly, this question looms


By MARK W. MILLER VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF Six area athletes managed to get out of the tough


THURSDAY Hubbard Board of Education, 1 p.m., special executive session to interview superintendent

WARREN Police arrest 2 in rape

An assistant prosecutor said he wants the 17-year-old to be tried as an adult. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

GAIL WHITE Mothers' hearts bear the gifts of their kids

Tina Bukovi, a native of Poland who now lives in Nevada, e-mailed me with a question that many

AUSTINTOWN Groundbreaking set for larger public library

The new library will include a meeting room, children's area and coffee shop. By IAN HILL


GETTING IT RIGHT A story in Monday's editions incorrectly attributed the new $6 million Fellows


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The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple

The Vindicator/Lindsay Semple TUNE TIME: Fred Whitacre and fellow English teacher Melanie Hameed

TRUMBULL CO. MRDD board to lay off 27

The board will cut $1.8 million off its $16.5 annual budget. By STEPHEN SIFF VINDICATOR STAFF

"He finds things to teach about that we like. He's a great teacher and tries to make his classroom

"He finds things to teach about that we like. He's a great teacher and tries to make his classroom

Ceremony will mark St. James' history

Ceremony will mark St. James' history BOARDMAN -- A representative of the Ohio Bicentennial


Who: Tigers (Sparks 2-2) at Indians (Finley 4-3). When: 7:05. Radio/TV: WKBN-AM (570), WPIC-AM

NEW CASTLE Cheap house equals moving experience

The school district wants to sell the homes to people who will move them to new locations. By

Fund-raiser successful

Fund-raiser successful YOUNGSTOWN -- So far, amounts raised from this year's Boardman and

Lori Bolina, Mr. Vagnarelli to be married

YOUNGSTOWN -- Lori L. Bolina and Paul Raymond Vagnarelli, both of 1942 Meadowbrook Ave., are

PENN STATE Banquet recognizes minority students

SHARON, Pa. -- The advisory board of the Penn State Shenango Minority Affairs Committee will have

MAHONING CO. Panel picks 3 judicial finalists

A former GOP chairman, an ex-MRDD board member and a finalist for the last judicial vacancy are the

Votino leaves mark at Kennedy

Joe Votino wasn't supposed to go out this way. As soon as he led the Kennedy Christian High boys

Teacher rocks, in and out of class

A teacher's heavy metal band will perform Friday during a fund-raiser for the school's robotics

SERIES RECAP Penguins vs. Devils

May 12 New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1 May 15 Pittsburgh 4, New Jersey 2 May 17 New Jersey 3,

No room for prior restraint

Opinion: Thirty years ago, The New York Times began publishing what came to be known as the "Pentagon

Sharon house burglary

Sharon house burglary SHARON, Pa. -- Police said someone took a wide variety of items from a house


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses James E. Jeffrey III, 27, of 1341 Henn Hyde N.E., Warren, and